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Apr 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
. [inaudible conversations] >> in a few moments, president obama hosts the third annual white house science fair. in about 15 minutes, republican senator mike lee on conservativism and the future of the gop. and of after that some of yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how q
Apr 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
vote tally 54 to 46. the probe was part of a compromise struck by democratic and republican senator. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he is now being charged with threatening the life of the president. the senators' letter, along with the president's letter, were both postmarked memphis, tenn. april 8th. but were intercepted at screening facilities. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is debating the legality of the state to ban on use their be based on their sexual orientation. yesterday's, a three judge panel questioned lawyers on b
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Apr 21, 2013 10:00pm EDT
of this. at least it's bipartisan. there were democrats that voepted against it, republicans that voted for it. so finally we have some bipartisanship. isn't everybody happy? >> look, i think what we're seeing now is that the american people are speaking and president obama doesn't like what they're saying. and that's why he's been acting like a petulant child since he lost the senate vote. i think he's surprised. i think he thought the bullying tactics and rather obscene marketing in my view, taking the parents of the children who died in newtown and flying them around on planes, giving them protection. i think that turned off a lot of people. the american people know where they stand on this. again, they know where they're drawing the line they don't trust this president, i'm sorry. he does not like the answer. >> i cover economics and i think it's simple. i think people are concerned about their pocketbooks. we know this president is raising taxes and wants to continue raising taxes. we have an unemployment crisis in this country. i think a lot of people are reading through the presi
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Apr 21, 2013 1:00am EDT
. there were democrats that voepted against it, republicans that voted for it. so finally we have some bipartisanship. isn't everybody happy? >> look, i think what we're seeing now is that the american people are speaking and president obama doesn't like what they're saying. and that's why he's been acting like a petulant child since he lost the senate vote. i think he's surprised. i think he thought the bullying tactics and rather obscene marketing in my view, taking the parents of the children who died in newtown and flying them around on planes, giving them protection. i think that turned off a lot o people. the american pple know where they stand on this. again, they know where they're drawing the line. they don't trust this president, i'm sorry. he does nolike the answer. >> i cover economics and i think it's simple. i think people are concerned about their pocketbooks. we know this president is raising taxes and wants to continue raising taxes. we have an unemployment crisis in this country. i think a lot of people are reading through the president saying, he's looking for an exc
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Apr 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
like this. >>gretchen: would be like on the other side if republicans said this maybe had happened because of president obama's foreign policy with regard to terrorism. that would also be outrageous. >> there are two sides to this fence. don't politicize an event like this. don't do it. that's opinion, okay. >>steve: stuart varney is going to have a lot to talk about over at fox business today, 9:20 eastern time where he takes control of that channel each and every week. all right, stewart. >>gretchen: coming up, boston has a message for the attacker. we'll show you how citizens are speaking out now. >>brian: a dad passes out behind the wheel, and his young kids spring into action. >> we're going 90. >>brian: the outcome? >>brian: the outcome? nothing short of a miracle. with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. bjorn earns unlimited rewas for his small business take theseags to room 12 please. [ garth ] bjors small busiss earns double miles on every purchase every d
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Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
he has got a wall of republican opposition but he has also got a handful of democrats. >> bill: is he not getting anywhere on anything. that's that. severing going to stay status quo. on the terrorism front when mr. obama delivers a speech in boston today. that speech is written for him, correct? >> it is. his aides say on air force one as he always does, he starts tinkering with it and tries to get it in his own voice. i think you heard in an important clip there where he got the audience behind him. look, any president's situation like this can rise to the occasion, it's not shocking that when there is something like this he is going to get public support for it but not every president can sort of hit that high note. i think today as you noted he sort of captured the moment. but, more importantly, in the days ahead is the memorial service is just the beginning. what's going to happen with this fbi investigation? he keeps saying justice will be served. >> bill: he is going to have to because of the benghazi fiasco, they still haven't solved that. who killed our american ambassador. >
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
would spend a lot of money and paint them as anti-second amendment. obviously a lot of republicans had that fear but democrats had that fear too. >> that was president obama on wednesday pulling no punches when assigning blame for the failure of a senate amendment requiring background checks for the 40% of commercial firearms sales that slip through that loophole, 40%? the bipartisan proposal received 54 yes votes from 48 democrats, four republicans and two independents. but it was the minority of 46 no votes that ultimately prevailed because the amendment fell short of the 60 votes it needed to advance. michael eric dyson, ari melber, katon dawson and dan gross president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. dan, how mad are you about it this week? >> every bit as angry as the president is and the american people are. you have a situation where 90% of the american public supported this measure. the majority of gun owners. that doesn't happen any anything, no less legislation and gun policy. we were bow trade by the government, betrayed by the people we elected to represent us
Apr 23, 2013 1:00pm PDT
of pathetic to see marco rubio, supposedly this towering figure, latino ronald reagan of the republican party going hat in hand to radio hosts, begging them to see his bill is going to microchip every immigrant that comes across the border with biometric data and can't get obama care so they can work and pay taxes but never get medicaid. you're seeing him going hat in hand trying to sell his bill as even more draconian and far right. we're going to electrify the whole southern border, i suppose, or whatever it is they want. just to get them to pass something that would help the republican party because it would make them less toxic to latino voters. >> joy reid and dana milbank, who i believe was recommending not clitoridectomy, but the removal of the tongue for ann coulter. thank you very much. >> thank you, doctor. >>> as we go to break, new video just in featuring the mother of the bombing suspects, again, insistent that her sons are innocent. >> what happened is a terrible thing. but i know that my kids have nothing to do with this. i know it. [ male announcer ] you could be at the corner
Apr 22, 2013 10:00pm PDT
obama also observed a moment of silence at the white house as did the u.s. senate. but tempers flared earlier at a senate hearing. iowa senator chuck grassley was one of several republicans who've said the bombings, allegedly by two chechen immigrants, raise questions about immigration reform. >> i think we're taking advantage of an opportunity where once in 25 years we deal with immigration to make sure that every base is covered. >> brown: that sparked a heated exchange between grassley and new york democrat chuck schumer. >> i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months and years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say anything about... >> i didn't mean you, mr. grassley. >> those remarks were not aimed at anyone on this committee or the three witnesses. there are people out there; you've read it in the newspapers; they've said it. >> brown: there were also questions about the f.b.i.'s investigation last year of tamerlan tsarnaev, a
Apr 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
of justice. and john mchugh, choose a record can be clear, the former republican member of the house who serves in his second term now in the obama administration, and this is a military procedure in terms of the trial of this gentleman. and i just want to make sure the record is clear, even though the gentleman who was a great member and has every right to question the attorney general, but it's not something the department of justice handles. >> and i appreciate that. the only reason i bring it up is because mr. mchugh himself said in this interview, that i'm not an attorney and i don't run the justice department, but we are told that the purple heart award would have a profound affect on the ability to conduct a fair trial. so the answer by the secretary of the army and implies that the justice department has some in albany. and that's what i'm asking. so if your answer to that is no, then we certainly can move on. >> as far as i know, the decision to award purple hearts does not influence in the bud with the justice department said that i will look at that, and to the extent we've ha
Apr 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is having dinner tonight with a dozen of the senate democrats same way he's done with republican senators recently. twice before. on the menu for conversation tonight, gun control the budget and immigration reform. washington senator patty murray put the dinner together at the request of the white house. >>> tomorrow, the president heads to boston to participate in an interfaith service in honor of the three people killed and some 176 wounded after the two explosives went off at the marathon finish line monday in boston. cnn reporting now the lid from a pressure cooker has been found on the rooftop of a building at the crime scene. the fbi has confirmed at least one of the two bombs was made from a pressure cooker filled with explosives and things like ball bearings, nails and other lethal shrapnel. the other bomb was in some sort of container of metal consistency. it is not clear yet whether or not that too was a pressure cooker. investigators are using the pieces that they find to try and reconstruct the device. that in
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Apr 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
. it is a facility not near the white house, all mail sent to president obama is screened there, and this is the second ricin-laced envelope found in as many days. yesterday, investigators at another screening facility intercepted a suspicious letter mailed to republican senator roger wicker and now there are other lawmakers coming forward and reporting, quote, suspicious items that they have received that are being evaluated at this moment. mike emanuel on capitol hill with the latest. >> hi, megyn, yeah, it's important to note that the two suspicious letters tested for ricin did not get anywhere close to the white house or the capital complex. they were screened at off-site facilities so the tests continue and law enforcement sources say they have a person of interest. at the white house, spokesman jay carney says that president obama has been briefed twice on the suspicious letters and offered this update a short time ago. >> the fbi has the lead for determining whether a suspicious powder is a dangerous substance such as ricin and those take place at accredited facilities an
Apr 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
state. >> reporter: republicans in congress blame the president, sweeting with the #obamaflightdelays. john boehner wrote, faa has flexibility to cut costs without delaying air travelers. why won't president obama let them? but the president's transportation department head says there was no other choice. >> we cut contracts, we eliminated temporary employees, we looked everywhere possible to avoid the kind of furloughs that are now taking place. >> reporter: he puts the blame on congress for agreeing to automatic, across the board budget cuts. >> now it's up to congress to look at a very dumb way of budgeting and change it. critics point to other areas of the faa they say could be cut instead of air traffic controllers, for example, a three billion airport improvement fund that so far hasn't been touched by the budget cs. char >>> much of the midwest is expecting rain today. that means more trouble for cities and towns along the mississippi river. they face serious flooding when the big river crests later this week. other areas underwater right now. dean reynol
Apr 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
the proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers. there are signs that republican opposition to the bipartisan measure may be growing. the white house said president obama was calling lawmakers to urge their support. and sponsors of the measure are reportedly considering a change that would exempt gun buyers that li hundreds of miles from licensed firearms dealers. >>> sweeping immigration bill being introduced today in the senate will give 11 million immigrants in the country illegally a path to citizenship. and it would pour $6.5 million into border security. >>> now for a look at how the internet community is reaching out in the wake of the boston bombings. google launched a person finder to search for loved ones caught up in the chaos. others turned to the red cross safe and well program, where people can register to let friends and family know they are okay. >>> and comedian patton oswalt is trying to help victims. also, a picture and quote of tv host mr. rogers, when you see scary things in the news, look for the helpers. you will always find people who are helping. and
Apr 17, 2013 4:00am EDT
. president obama will travel to boston for a memorial service on thursday. the u.s. senate has shut its mail facility for the next couple days after authorities intercepted a letter sent to mississippi republican roger wicker. it was laced with the poison ricin. the letter was post marked from tennessee but had no return address. >>> here in london we are watching the funeral procession for the former british prime minister margaret thatcher. that funeral is due to begin in just about an hour's time at st. paul's cathedral. just outside our studios in london. ross westgate is not with me because he's outside of the cathedral. it looks as though they nearly have arrived. they still have an hour left to go. >> the hearse which you saw creeping behind the church there is just about a half mile away from st. paul's cathedral. it also pretty much marks the spot where the west end becomes the city of london or the city of london that's under the control of the corporation of the city of london. what will happen there is that the hearse will stop and lady thatcher's body and the coffin will be tran
Apr 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
.. >> and the benghazi incident where it seemed they -- responding to the threat sfp. >> the obama administration was reluctant to use the word terrorism and link it with al qaeda. we saw that a little bit last week, a day before the word "terrorist" was used. this is the line the republicans will use against the president, that he's soft on terror. we're already seeing senior republicans accusing the fbi of dropping the ball on this one, senator lindsay graham and senior members of the house. >> are they justified? is there any way of knowing how many threats like this come into the u.s. on a daily, even hourly basis, and whether in the grand scheme of thing this one ought to have raised the flags? >> i'm not privy to the particular piece of intelligence on this. i imagine obviously they would have thousands of these and things on an annual basis. lindsey graham has said there are two possible ways that the fbi dropped the ball on this. first, it could have been a systemic failure in the sense that the procedures were following up on these warnings were floored or secondly there was some individ
Apr 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
on background checks for gun sales. obama invited a dozen democratic senators to join him for an informal dinner after holding two similar meetings with separate groups of republican senators. senators dick durbin, dianne feinstein, ron wyden, jack reed, landrieu, jean shaheen, michael ben it, and chris coons were some of the democratic senators that attended. first call up during this segment of the "washington journal" comes from tony in mow desso -- modesto, california. hi. caller: i wanted to bring up the fact yesterday about obama was out there and democrats out there talked about how the n.r.a. lied and were calling people liars. what amazed me is they never talk about those, all these lies that had to do with obamacare. lie after lie after lie. that's all the democrats do is lie. but they call other people liars. and i think that all the companies ought to make sure that when they have to lay off people for obamacare, make sure it's your democrat voters that go. send the voters a message to stop sending these democrats in there. thanks. host: another article from this morning's newspapers
Apr 21, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, if democrats a abl to accomplish it, if some republicans in the senate want it to happen will be a big legacy for all involved and will be something that president bush was unable to accomplish. it was something that president obama wasn't able to accomplish in his first term. i think the political world capitol hill right now sees that as the last opportunity for a really big piece of legislation, a legacy piece of legislation to occur. but steve i don't think we're going to have any resolution until we're talking about july august september. this is going to be in some ways like the health care legislation all over again we're going to see many twists and turns but the reason why the gun measure ended up failing and why immigration seems to have a chance is that immigration both parties have a interest to get it done. many republicans leaders see this as something they need to do as well to make sure that the 2012 elections where they lost latino business a huge margin doesn't happen again come 2016 or 2020. >> and the debate over the budget continues all summer as well. >> and that's right
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
no republicans today, and i knew on cue we were going to go in benghazi mode. play bill o'reilly again. >> president obama has addressed the nation and promised justice. but we made one mistake. he called the attack a tragedy. it was not. it was a vial act of violence designed to kill innocent people including children. >> hey bill it's not the president's fault that he writes better than you do. >> [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah. >> a vial act of violence? i don't think you can do that in the english language. >> stephanie: yeah. >> vials of vial. >> stephanie: charlie really -- like semantics is the important thing right now. >> yeah. again, walk around the square and tell me that it isn't terrorism or that it even matters that we call it such. you know what it is and what it isn't. >> stephanie: yeah. of course this is an act of terror, but obviously -- i don't know when that was, not even hours afterwards, what are you going to say? this has hand is what he said, and in his role as commander and chief that's what he tried to do, comfort the american people. >> yeah.
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Apr 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
background checks. it was hammered out by republican pat toomey of pennsylvania and democrat joe manchin of west virginia. a majority of senator senators supported the bill but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance. president obama denounced the senate action saying this night is not over. >> all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. even without congress my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more than our communities. jon: steven hayes is a writer for "the weekly standard" and a contribute. interesting language from the president. he says my administration will continue doing everything we can. a lot of observers have said that if he really wanted this legislation passed he could have done a lot more to try to support it. >> yeah, jon. i think that's right. what i'm struck by particularly after listening to the president's moving speech up in bos
Apr 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
senator. but even so that hasn't been much to bring republican support onto this bill. and of course expanding background checks is the center piece of president obama's gun control or gun violence agenda. it's one that democratic leaders are really pushing for because they thought it had the best chance of passing. the other pillars of obama's agenda, the renewal of the assault weapons ban, and the limit on high-capacity ammo clips, those will also receive votes today. but right from the start of the gun control debate, they were iven little chance of passing. so the big hope for obama and senator schumer, a member of the democratic leadership, who called expanded background checks the sweet spot of any sort of gun control deal, that's coming to the floor today and reid does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's rolling the ice. host: a series of nine votes. who and which senators are they targeting for votes at this point? guest: unfortunately for them the pool of targets is shrinking. they were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill, there w
Apr 22, 2013 10:30pm EDT
. >> without question the obamacare vote is still front and center. the republicans are committed to repealing that and that was the proudest vote of my career. that was the dream from ted kennedy through the obama administration. it ensures that every child in america had health coverage. it enensures that if you are sick you can't become bankrupt. i was very proud of that vote. i think it is something that modeled upon the massachusetts law. i voted for obamacare. i believe it is important, i blivet goes right to fundamental values in our state and in our country. i believe it is a right and not a privilege to have access to our health care. i voted yes and steve voted no. >> mr. lynch, 90 seconds. >> sure. let me address that. i don't think that is biggest difference, the biggest difference between ed and i, if you look at our records. i go back. ed is a policy guy. i'm a people guy. that's why i was explaining before that on all of these fights with the bank bailout, you know, ed was with the banks and i was with the people. on the fishing issue, i'm with the fishermen, the fishing familie
Apr 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
away from these republican leaders and told it's time for them to dot right thing. >> mr. lynch. >> i had a chance to fly back with president obama for the special mass that we had -- special service we had at the holy cross cathedral. i have to honestly say i have not seen my president so mad, so angry, so frustrated as he was at that vote that was basically forced by the n.r.a. on the republican caucus in the u.s. senate. i think that ed is right in the sense in that we have to make sure the forces for accountability are greater than the forces of the n.r.a. and of these special interest groups whoever they may be. there should be a course of independence. i'm happy to say that i have always taken that independence stand. i have suffered for it sometimes, and -- but i think -- look, i know who i work for in the united states house. i know who i'll work for in the united states senate. it won't be any democratic leaders. it won't be the people who picked mr. markey. it will be the people of massachusetts that i work for. >> mr. markey. >> look, i'm proud to have been endorsed by the
Apr 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
but republicans will filibuster like they fill buster everything else on another issue, immigration reform, senators john mccain and john kerry were at the whitehouse yesterday briefing president obama on this new plan of the gang of 8. but foremost us, the focus is still on boston whereas the f.b.i. now in its second day on the investigation into who planted those bombs at the end of the boston marathon and how they managed to do so. scouring the videotape and asking people to help with any leads that they can offer let's cover all of that and tell you what's up here on current tv. rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming o
Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
for a pro-obama super pac registering voters. someone in the media describe him as someone who was from a generic voter registration group he worked for the president. that is a difficult person to get considering republicans so he was the beginning of the conversation. the other thing i would say is that you know things that annoy me is people want to just -- as completely lasted as some of the left-wing for being out of touch and knowing nothing about the southern strategy and that is why african-americans became democrats which is flat out wrong. look at the facts. in a huge way the statistics aren't great in the 20s but they say, some say hoover may have gotten two-thirds of the african-american vote and by most of the statistics roosevelt got two-thirds of the vote. a change in a huge way in 1932. the south side chicago was republican and had a republican congressman. he was elect good 26, 28, 30 and 32. he becomes a democrat in 1934 so for people to tell me there's a reason republicans are hated at the african-american community, it may have cemented the change but the change happ
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Apr 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
straight ahead. the obama administration making the flying public feel the pain of the scare-quester. is the president hoping the anger will be directed by the flying public at republicans? stu varney will join in on ♪ [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. over our secure network, verizon innovators are building a world of medical treatment data in the cloud. so doctors can make a more informed diagnosis from anywhere, in seconds rather than months. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. ♪ right. but the most important feature of all is... the capital one purchase eraser. i can redeem the double miles i earned with my venture card to erase recent travel purchases. d with a few clicks, this mission never happened. uh, what's this button do? [ electricity zaps ] ♪ you requested backup? yes. yes i did. what's in your wallet? >>gretchen: if you're just waking up, 24 minutes after the top of the hour
Apr 21, 2013 2:35am EDT
addresses focused on the boston marathon bombings. first president obama, then the republican address by senator tim scott of south carolina. >> on monday, an act of terror killed and injured people at the boston marathon. but americans refused to be terrorized. ultimately that's what we'll remember from this week. the stories of heroism and kindness, resolve and resilience, generosity and love. the brave first responders, police officers and firefighters, the e.m.t.'s and national guard, who ran toward danger to help their fellow citizens. the race volunteers, spectators and exhausted runners who rushed to help, including troops and veterans who never expected to see such scenes on the streets of america. the determined doctors and nurses at some of the world's best hospitals who toiled day and night to save so many lives. the big hearted people of boston. residents, priests, shopkeepers, who carried victims in their arms and delivered water and blankets, lined up to give blood, opened their homes up to total strangers. and the heroic federal agents and police officers who worked tog
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